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eljesfi


Adults getting direct payments

Sun 28 May 2017 7:09pm

Hello,

I wonder if there are any autistic adults getting direct payments to pay for a support worker or personal assistant? My family are currently trying to work out how to manage what will happen to me in the future when they are not able to care for me anymore. I need a lot of help to do daily tasks like cooking and cleaning and getting out of the house. I cannot work or go to the doctor or vet, etc by myself.

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clint03


Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism - BBC documentary

Tue 11 Apr 2017 8:14pm

I loved this BBC documentary .

An intimate documentary in which actor Richard Mylan reflects on his experience of raising his son Jaco, who is on the autistic spectrum.

 

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InquiringMind


A Thought About "Labels" And How To Help People With Autism (And Others)

Mon 13 Mar 2017 2:33pm

I find the human tendency to label and categorize things interesting---the labeling and categorization of other people specifically. Sometimes it's practical---we do it naturally, subconsciously or consciously, all the time; it helps us to make sense of and create order and comfort in our lives. But it can also be lazy and unnecessary, and detrimental to others.

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Kimbolina


My ASD daughter

Wed 8 Feb 2017 1:52pm

My daughter is 15 and currently lives with her dad and grandma. i have two other children living with me. My daughter is becoming more withdrawn and doesn't attend any out of school activities or clubs. I am concerned for her wellbeing and state of mind. She lacks in confidence and has suffered anxiety & depression in the past so i am worried this is happening again. I dont know of any clubs or anuthinh in my area thay i can encourage her to attend. She doesnt have a statement or care plan and is not under any services whatsoever!

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K hall
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shephaht


Half-term SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds

Thu 26 Jan 2017 2:35pm

Dear All,

 

I thought some parents might be interested to hear about our SEN Camps so the Ambitious about Autism team suggested posting here!

 

This February half-term, Role Models are running some fantastic SEN Camps for 6-12 yr olds with mild-moderate special needs.  The details for their upcoming camp are below:

 

Date: Feb 13-17th

Description: SEN Holiday Camps for 6-12 year olds with mild-moderate special needs

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Hugo Shephard
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Hilary Griffiths


Fitness trackers or mindfulness apps as an aid to fitness and wellbeing. Anyone with experience they'd like to share?

Thu 19 Jan 2017 6:22pm

My daughter's OT suggested getting a fitness tracker (eg FITBIT or similar) as a tool for encouraging her to be aware of her fitness, but also as a way of tracking her types of sleep, as she is often exhausted all day. (She is 26.) Having completed recently a training in Mindfulness to help combat constant anxiety we wondered about acquiring a Fitbit which also has breathing exercises as an option.  I have heard that some peole can be allergic to the straps, and also am aware that my daughter really doesn't cope with anything round her wrist for very long.

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hils
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CharlotteL


Autism barbers assemble

Tue 10 Jan 2017 4:29pm

A friend shared this with me and I thought I would pass it on!

https://autismbarbersassemble.nearcut.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Autismbarbersassemble/

This was their new year message:

"HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!

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Charlotte, Community Manager
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royjay01


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Thu 5 Jan 2017 10:34pm

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CharlotteL


Transition from children’s to adults’ services

Thu 5 Jan 2017 9:53am

Hello all,

Just posting a link to the new NICE guidelines on the transition from children to adult's social care services: 

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs140 

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Charlotte, Community Manager
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michaelz


kaylee rogers - hallelujah

Wed 28 Dec 2016 11:01am

The voice of a 10-year-old girl from Co Down is being heard around the world after her version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah took the internet by storm.

Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but has been growing in confidence with every performance after starting to sing at the age of just three.

The little girl, from Donaghadee, is a pupil at Killard House Special School and it was a video of the school choir’s version of Hallelujah that attracted more than 100,000 views.

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